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Preview: Midweek action!

22 October 2019

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Top and bottom meet in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday evening as West Bromwich Albion welcome Barnsley to The Hawthorns. The visitors are still manageress after parting company with Daniel Stendel earlier in the month, while the Albion are on a run of 12 home league games without defeat.

Leeds United picked up all three points in their centenary game at the weekend, with local boy Kalvin Phillips notching the only goal of the game against Birmingham; Marcelo Bielsa’s men travel to Preston North End looking record consecutive away league victories for the first time, this being their 27th attempt.

Third-in-the-league Swansea City take on Brentford at the Liberty Stadium, hoping to stop a run of three home league games without a win.

After recording their second win of the season, Stoke City are back in action with a trip to Sheffield Wednesday. The away side are winless in 14 away league matches played on a Tuesday, last winning away at Norwich in March 2008. Meanwhile, the hosts are unbeaten in six league games against the Potters.

An early season relegation six-pointer takes place on Wednesday evening, as Huddersfield Town and Middlesbrough face off. The Terriers have had a small resurgence under new manager Danny Cowley and are looking to win consecutive home league games for the first time since November 2017.Champ2223Oct.pngChampTable22Oct.png

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Ipswich town lost the tag of the only unbeaten side left in the EFL at the weekend as they went down 2-0 to a very hard-working Accrington Stanley side. The Tractor Boys return to home soil on Wednesday evening, looking to get back to winning ways against Rotherham United.

Sticking with Wednesday’s action for now, third-placed Peterborough United come up against the aforementioned Stanley; the Posh have won four and lost two of their previous six games against the visitors.

Fleetwood Town have been hot property of late, their four goals against Burton Albion a highlight of the weekend for Joey Barton’s men. They travel to Coventry City who have lost four of their last five League One clashes against the Cod Army.

Heading back to Tuesday’s action, second-placed Wycombe Wanderers head to Blackpool in buoyant mood after dispatching Sunderland AFC last time out, but it will not be an easy game for the visiting side, as the Tangerines are unbeaten in their last 12 games in all competitions against the Chairboys. 

Down the bottom, Bolton Wanderers travel to Bristol Rovers, with both sides looking to pick up three points after losing at the weekend.

Southend United welcome Doncaster Rovers to Roots Hall, with Rovers only winning one of their last 14 away league games. It is the perfect chance for the Shrimpers to put some points on the board as they look to escape the drop zone.


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Crewe Alexandra made sure top spot was theirs to keep with three points in the most dramatic fashion against Swindon Town last time out. After conceding early on, the Alex battled back and scored two goals in the 90th minute to see off the Robins.

Colchester United, fresh off the back of a surprising 1-0 defeat at home to at-the-time bottom side Morecambe at the weekend are the visitors to Gresty Road; the U’s have only won one of their last 14 trips to Crewe in the Football League.

Gary Bowyer’s Bradford City have sky-rocketed up the table in recent weeks and lie second as it stands. The Bantams face Port Vale on Tuesday evening, looking to make it six games unbeaten in the league.

Last season’s beaten Play-Off Finalists are looking to go one better this season and secure automatic promotion from Sky Bet League Two. Newport County are third in the table and host Crawley Town - the Exiles have lost just one of their last 23 league games.

Stevenage returned to bottom spot after Morecambe’s win on Saturday, and the Boro head to Swindon Town hoping to leapfrog the Shrimps with a win.

Jim Bentley’s side ended a nine-game winless run with victory last time out, and they will be looking to record back-to-back victories for the first time since April with a win over Forest Green Rovers.


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